June 29th, 2011
WAPAKONETA — With five runs in the last two innings the Wapakoneta ACME baseball team overcame a 5-2 lead to defeat New Bremen 7-5 Tuesday evening at Wapakoneta.
“It was an ugly game at the start,” Wapakoneta assistant coach Nick Sammetinger said. “We got it done in the end with clutch hits and got the runs when we needed them.”
New Bremen coach Logan O’Neil pointed to some mistakes late in the game but praised his team’s effort.
ST. MARYS — The head of the athletic department for the St. Marys School District has stepped down.
Athletic Director Joe Bline issued his resignation Tuesday morning, effective July 31. Bline told The Evening Leader he accepted the same position for the Marysville School District. Bline's decision comes a few days after St. Marys Superintendent Mary Riepenhoff resigned to take a position with Race to the Top.
Mark Douglas Mulligan, 52, of Columbus, died on Friday, June 10, 2011, at his residence.
He was born on May 2, 1959, in Dayton to John Mulligan and Betty (Marchal) Bowersock, and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by three sons, Matthew (Felicia) Mulligan of Griffin, Ga., David Mulligan of Douglas, Ga., Danniel Mulligan of Griffin, Ga.; two grandchildren; four siblings.
He was preceded in death by a sister.
William Holtzhauer, formerly of St. Marys, died on Sunday, June 26, 2011, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Ky.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller – Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High St., St. Marys.
Patricia Ann Freeman, 81, of Viera, Fla., died at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at the Wuesthoff Hospice in Rockledge, Fla.
She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Reinhart and Henrietta Amanda (Olson) Hugelen, and they preceded her in death.
She married Clifford D. “Tip” Freeman, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 10, 1995.
She is survived by a daughter, Penny (Jerome) Sanders of N. Miami Beach, Fla.; a son, Barry (Susan) Freeman of Arlington, Va.; a grandson.
She was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.
Donna Jean Doseck, 88, of Spencerville, died at 2:49 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
Funeral arrangements are being completed at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville.
Marie Cordier, 82, formerly of Celina, died Monday, June 27, 2011, at Hospice of Dayton.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West Chapel), St. Marys.
Margaret A. Meckstroth, 93, formerly of New Bremen, died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2011, at the Otterbein of St. Marys.
She was born on Feb. 14, 1918, in New Bremen, to Lafe and Hilda (Neuman) Dammeyer, and they preceded her in death.
On June 19, 1941, she married Rueben H. Meckstroth, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 5, 1996.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Preliminary test results indicate that New Knoxville Local School hit all 26 state indicators this school year.
The Ohio Achievement Assessment tests students in grades three through eight on various subjects. New Knoxville High School Principal Linda Tebbe said, according to what she reviewed, New Knoxville Local School made District Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) and had a Performance Index of more than 100 for elementary, high school and the district, in addition to achieving all 26 state indicators.
ST. MARYS — The city of St. Marys became the second municipality in Auglaize County and the latest across the region to ban the sale and possession of synthetic drugs marketed as bath salts.
During their meeting Monday night, members of the St. Marys City Council approved, under suspension of rules, an emergency ordinance banning sale, possession and manufacture of the synthetic drug that has dominated the news in recent months. The substance, marketed as bath salts, often contains chemical compounds that resemble cocaine and LSD.